PARENTING FREEDOM

attachment parenting, homeschooling, gentle discipline
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    Friday, December 21st, 2012 10:23 am

    Hundreds of hurting people visit here every day, most of whom are searching for comfort after loss. Please reach out for emotional support as you begin the healing process. Be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to grieve. Let it out. May God be with you.

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    "So in everything,
    do to others what you would have them do to you."
    Matthew 7:12
  • What is one controlling influence you might give up for forty days?

    I’m not Catholic and neither is the author of the post at the link below, but it sounds like something I might try. Today is the first day of Lent. Hmmm… What is one controlling influence I could give up for forty days? Facebook? Junk food? Television? Maybe a little of everything?

    The Opportunity of Lent
    http://www.becomingminimalist.com/2012/02/21/the-opportunity-of-lent/

    Update: I am curious to see how abstaining from the following things that I perceive as generally negative will impact the quality of our family life. It is time to rein in some of these negative influences.

    • Two children are giving up junk food (unless it is the main course).
    • One child is giving up television (unless the show is a new family movie or a new “The Middle”). (This will mean everybody gives up television!) and video games (except for Saturday morning).
    • One child is giving up iPod and television (and that is the 17-month-old LOL).
    • I am giving up Facebook (logged out and deleted it on iPod and computer), soft drinks (Even though I abstained for about fifteen years, I have recently been drinking Coke 1-2 times per week), chocolate, junk food (unless it is the main course), a big chunk of websites in my Google Reader, shows I have set to record in my PVR (except for two), FOX News (unless I hear about world events that would affect me)… If it were not for significant health breakthroughs, I would not be able to commit to these things.

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